on the second Monday in October

Activities to print Lesson plans
Cinema Listening
Cartoons Pictures
Games to print Poems
History Songs
Interactive activities Videos
Interactive games  


(Updated on 14/09/2016)


History :


  • WANDERLUST - interactive
    "GOOD maps out history's greatest journeys, from Magellan to Kerouac."
    - with illustrations and explanations




Cliparts / Pictures :

Columbus taking possession of the New World
"In the painting, Columbus kneels on a rocky coast,
with a flag in his left hand and a sword in his right.
He is surrounded by European men, some of them bearing flags.
In the background, three ships are in the water."



Listening :

  • Columbus Day: Some Love It, Others Not So Much - Text + Audio  - 11 October 2015
    "In October 1492, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus landed on the island of San Salvador in today’s Bahamas.
    Americans honor the event on the second Monday in October.
    But critics of Columbus Day say the holiday disrespects native people. Are they right?"


  • American History: Columbus Discovers the New World
    "With three small ships, an Italian explorer made Spain the greatest power in Europe" | THE MAKING OF A NATION



INTERACTIVE activities :


Activities TO PRINT :

  • Columbus Day - word searches, mazes, explorer quizzes, patriotic printables, and more (

Lesson plans :

  • Columbus Day Lesson
    "Columbus Day is on October 12, but it is sometimes celebrated on the second Monday in October.
    It is not a national holiday, so schools, banks, post offices, and government offices are open.
    Columbus Day celebrates the 1492 landing of Christopher Columbus on San Salvador Island in the Bahamas...
    This short lesson reviews basic facts about Columbus for K-12 and ESL students. (3 pages)"

    + Worksheets (interactive / to print)



Poems :


Interactive games :




Games to print :

  • Columbus Day - word searches, mazes, explorer quizzes, patriotic printables, and more (


Cartoons :


Songs :


Videos :




Cinema :

  • CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS - full movie - EN - 1:19:48
    "1492 marked the quincentenary of Columbus' discovery of America. Christopher Columbus is a beautiful and entertaining movie that recaptures the time when Columbus first rose to greatness, later to become one of history's greatest catalysts for his eventual discovery of America. Set in the 15th century, this movie depicts his marvellous adventures and dramatic life throughout both his childhood, as well as adulthood, until his eventual death. His great faith and courage is sure to inspire a large audience!"





Christopher Columbus Memorial
in Washington, DC